Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 59


Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 59

General Info

Issue No:
59 (388)
On Sale Date:
October 1991
Cover Date:
October 1991
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Tales From The Front Line

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
George Perez
Writer:
George Perez
Penciller:
Jill Thompson
Inker:
Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:
John Costanza
Colourist:
Nansi Hoolahan
Editor:
Karen Berger

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Etta Candy, Inspector Ed Indelicato, Steve Trevor, Julia Kapatelis, Vanessa Kapatelis
Heroes:
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Robin (Dick Grayson), Captain Marvel
Villains:
Mikos, Circe, Doctor Psycho, Silver Swan (Valerie Beaudry), The Cheetah (Barbara Minerva)
Olympians:
Heracles
Amazons:
Menalippe, Euboea, Pythia, Mnemosyne, Timandra, Epione, Iphthime, Myrrha
Other:
General Hillary, General Yedziniak, Vincent Anderson, Konrad Kaslak
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Comments

This issue follows on from events in War of the Gods #1 and Dr Fate #32 as we skip from location to location to cover the many threads of the story line which are beginning to converge at last. George Perez was criticised by some for writing a crossover that was simply too dense and too layered, becoming increasingly confusing to follow. The issues of “War of the Gods” itself are very “busy” and certainly require the readers’s full attention. Otherwise, they might miss a key fact that will prove extremely relevant in a future issue!

However, the job of comics is not just to entertain but also to challenge the reader on occasion. Personally, compared to some of the DC Crossover events that have taken place over the years, I found “War of the Gods” to be a satisfying, if at times overly complex, read. Plus, we got to see Diana depicted in some other DC Titles during this time and depicted by other artists. As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too much Wonder Woman (!) and it was satisfying to see her play such a pivotal role, instead of the all too common Superman or Batman focused crossover events we tend to see.